|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2012|
|Number of Pages:||250|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.45|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.0 x 0.75|
|Purple Days||p. 9|
|Love Thy Neighbor||p. 33|
|The Train Rumbles Through||p. 58|
|Tattered Ledgers||p. 65|
|Self-Denial and the Tyranny of Mine||p. 81|
|Those Who Have Flung Themselves||p. 104|
|Focus Off the Family?||p. 119|
|The Lost Chapter||p. 137|
|Tips from Tolstoy||p. 147|
|What Would It Mean?||p. 155|
|Beach Balls and Sex Talks||p. 173|
|Loneliness, the Ache||p. 187|
|Solitude, the Posture||p. 204|
|A Conclusion||p. 225|
|Questions and Answers||p. 231|
|Discussion Questions||p. 243|
“Altared is a must-read for young Christians hungering for a realistic, biblically rich take on love and marriage in the twenty-first century.”
—Katelyn Beaty, editor, Christianity Today magazine, Her.meneutics
Mar•riage-hap•py \mar´-ij-hap´e¯\ adj 1: Having an inordinate preoccupation with marital pursuits, sometimes at the cost of other Christian priorities, commonly seen in evangelicals. 2: A giddiness stemming from all things related to marriage.
In the frenzied pursuit of romance, Christians sometimes lose sight of the greatest commandments: to love God and to love others. Distracted by wedding bells and exuberant hopes for a happily-ever-after, Christians often forget the greater vision of Christ’s call to love.
What if God is less worked up about marriage than we are?
With honesty and insight, Claire and Eli ask us to shift our thinking away from marriage or singleness and toward love and discipleship.
Drawing from luminaries like Augustine, the Desert Fathers, and Bonhoeffer, they invite you to join their real-life exploration of love as they convincingly demonstrate why a love for God and for one’s neighbor are to be our top priorities, whether we are single or married.
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